Herders Among the Ruins1780
11.625 x 14.75 in. (29.528 x 37.465 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1984.19
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
This object has the following keywords:
- Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- cattle - A collective term referring to live animals, particularly bovine animals, held as property or reared to serve as meat, or sources of milk, skin, wool, etc.
- houses - Individual dwellings designed to be occupied by a single tenant or family. May also refer to a building for human occupation, for some purpose other than that of an ordinary dwelling; with this usage, "house" is generally prefaced (e.g., "cowhouse," "almshouse").
- pastoral - Genre that depicts or evokes idyllic life in the country; in works of pictorial art, often scenes of shepherds and shepherdesses in idealized arcadian landscapes.
- ruins - The remains of buildings or groups of buildings that have been destroyed or are in a state of great disrepair or decay.
- shepherds - Persons who guard, tend and herd flocks of sheep grazing at large.
- towers - Parts of buildings with walls rising considerably above the rest, usually with vertical proportions, and to some extent architecturally distinct. For usually detached or isolated buildings or other structures high in proportion to their lateral dimensions, use "towers (single built works)."
- Plate Dimensions: 11.625 x 14.75 in. (29.528 x 37.465 cm)
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